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£18.00 Family & Friends Railcard (25% off)

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Until 31 March 2009, National Rail is offering the one year Family & Friends Railcard at just £18. These cut a third off an adult's ticket and 60% off kid's tickets when you have at least one adult an…
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Until 31 March 2009, National Rail is offering the one year Family & Friends Railcard at just £18. These cut a third off an adult's ticket and 60% off kid's tickets when you have at least one adult and one child travelling. You can have up to four adults and four kids travel on one card.

It's only available online. You'll need to enter the special code EXPERT25 when registering.

The Railcard can't be used on weekday morning peak services entirely within the London and South East area. If you're unsure when these times are, as they differ according to the route, then check with your local station or call the National Rail Enquiries line on 08457 48 49 50.

On previous occasions this offer's been on some people waiting until the last day to register have experienced problems so it's advisable to do it at least a few days before it ends.
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#1
Not sure of the expiry date, but not only can you buy a family and friends railcard ONLINE for £18 you get free family membership of the Youth Hostels Association, normally £22.95.

“Your Railcard will be processed within one working day and sent by First Class post (free of charge). Your online Railcard will be produced as a durable plastic card. And, by purchasing online you'll also be eligible for a FREE YHA membership worth £22.95.
Family Rooms
Over 100 locations are suitable for families and family rooms are available for those with children aged three or over. Many have en-suite facilities, some with double beds and meals are usually available, with special menus for children under ten. You can come and go freely, with access throughout the day to facilities including the self-catering kitchen.”

Prices of family rooms vary with the location, but the ones I've looked at seem to be £35 per night for 2 adults and 2 children.
#2
These are great, Hot!!
#3
I got one last year for £10, haven't renewed though yet, as I never even used it, only time I needed it, it had expired a month before, but actually got cheaper normal tickets through superbreak?.. might wait see if they drop again?
#4
this looks like a great deal! Can these be used if only 1 adult is travelling, or MUST it be 1 adult and 1 child at all times?
#5
CoffeMan
this looks like a great deal! Can these be used if only 1 adult is travelling, or MUST it be 1 adult and 1 child at all times?


"Can I use one?
As long as you travel with at least one child you can! And up to 4 adults and 4 kids can travel on the one Railcard."
#6
Heat & Rep added. Thanks I have been putting off renewing mine till a deal came up. I borrowed my sisters last week and saved £40 off tickets to London for a family of 4.
You can also get 25% off Bella Italia meals by showing your Family Railcard!
#7
I have 2 boys under 5, would I gain the benefit from this ?
#8
mistermoneysaver
I have 2 boys under 5, would I gain the benefit from this ?


You can say you have 1 over 5,the conductors never ask the childs age,we have used the family railcard since our oldest was 2,they only ask to see the railcard
#9
mistermoneysaver
I have 2 boys under 5, would I gain the benefit from this ?


Normally kids under five travel free but they are expected to sit on your knee (lol !!). But the other comment is true, if the children could pass for five then they don't ask for proof.
Great deal if you travel by train, sometimes only using it once pays for itself. Heat added.
#10
It's been asked, but no reply as yet.
Could my husband and I use it if we "forgot" to bring the kids along and trvelled on our own?
#11
Evelynne
It's been asked, but no reply as yet.
Could my husband and I use it if we "forgot" to bring the kids along and trvelled on our own?


Unlikely !. Saying that mind, some conductors don't even ask to see the Railcard so it depends how brave you feel. If you get caught then you'll be expected to pay the difference from the standard fares (in front of everyone). Personally I don't thinks its worth the risk or embarassment.
#12
Evelynne
It's been asked, but no reply as yet.
Could my husband and I use it if we "forgot" to bring the kids along and trvelled on our own?


When you purchase your ticket-either at a machine or via a real person-it is printed on the ticket 'FAM' (obviously short for family railcard) -I presume so that any conductors have the information just by looking at your ticket and so if no children's ticket is presented at the same time it could be potentially embarassing.They could even give you an on the spot fine for travelling with an incorrect ticket-they are mostly a bit jobsworth now!!
I agree with michaeln-not worth the risk.
I have one and use it all the time-bought tickets to Newcastle last week for hubby,son and myself-son cost £2.25, we were £9.25.
Heat and rep.:)
#13
i brought one of these railcards last year used it a few times with kids going to london etc but never asked to show it once but u never no u maybe asked couldnt stand the shame personally lol
#14
IVE just tried renewing mine on line but still coming up as 24 pound ?? am i doing something wrong ?
#15
HAve you put the special code in EXPERT25
#16
Anyone know if you can use the return part without the kids? I take mine to my mum's sometimes for a weekend, and I think I ought to be alowed to use the family railcard, but I could imagine it not being allowed.
#17
thanks goofeys girl didnt read it properly done it now
#18
Cheers just signed up.
#19
Hopefully the 16-25 one comes under offer soon, I've made some fantastic savings over the past year with my £12 investment!

Just on a trip to Bristol I've booked this card saved me around £30!
#20
You do need a kid!
#21
Got mine, the code worked and reduced the price to £18 at point of entering card details. The details for the free YHA family membership came up after the card payment was taken. Fantastic, thank you very much Weesiecodal! :)
#22
mistermoneysaver
I have 2 boys under 5, would I gain the benefit from this ?


Yes. Regardless of what age they look. We were using a family railcard when our son was a couple of months old. There's no need for your boys to look over 5 as stated in other posts.
banned#23
This was in the mail today with a new code

DAILYM25

25% off Family & Friends Railcard
#24
This is good and bad news. It's good to have the discount but for the last two years the Daily Mail have offered this free for a 2 or 3 month trial and then you could buy it discounted. I've had such good use out of it that I still regard it as a bargain at this price but free was even better.

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